George Mason, Forgotten Founder

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Univ of North Carolina Press, 2006 - 329 páginas
George Mason (1725-92) is often omitted from the small circle of founding fathers celebrated today, but in his service to America he was, in the words of Thomas Jefferson, "of the first order of greatness." Jeff Broadwater provides a comprehensive account

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We learn of him, but still don't "know" him.... George Mason, truly an ignored Founder of whom Thomas Jefferson said was "one of our really great men", is treated in a fair and easy to read biography ... Ler crítica na íntegra

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Our All Is At Stake
29
The Fundamental Principle
55
The Most Important of All Subjects
77
Growing from Bad to Worse
101
illustrations
133
Liberty and Independence
133
One of the Best Politicians in America
157
The Sanction of Their Names
181
That Paper on the Table
209
I Am Grown Old
239
Notes
255
Bibliography
307
Index
323
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Jeff Broadwater is associate professor of history at Barton College in Wilson, North Carolina.

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